“Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.”- Anne McCaffrey

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Entangled Publishing’s editors have revealed their latest wish list of books they’d love to see cross their desks. Here’s a sampling:

Stacy Abrams and the team at Flirts, Ever Afters and Bliss: “unique” paranormal YA; high-concept YA historical with a strong hook; friendship fiction with a wide cast of characters and series possibilities; high stakes, high-tension suspense, both adult and YA; a horror novellas series for Ever-After. For Bliss, she’d love to see military or cowboy heros, reunion romances and Valentine’s stories.

Heather Howland: Books for the new Brazen line — friends to lovers, intimate strangers, revenge, enemies-to-lovers. Intense YA thrillers; a hero-focused, dark and gritty paranormal series; and contemporary YA romance.

Liz Pelletier is looking for paranormal submissions for Entangled’s new Covet line: dark, tortured heroes: a cross-species marriage-of-convenience; vampire enemies-to-lovers; light and funny paranormal.

Libby Murphy edits for Indulgence and Entangled: geek heroes; athlete heroes (especially hockey); stories with humor and emotion; witty banter; bad boys; quirky heroines. Anyone have Bridget Jones meets Indiana Jones? For Entangled single titles, she’d love strong women’s fiction, humorous cozy mysteries or high concept contemporary romance.

Kerri-Leigh Grady edits Flirts and Ever Afters: smart romantic comedy, Regency romance, romantic horror, a paranormal marriage or convenience, super sexy romance with strong tropes such as friends to lovers or marriage of convenience, and a protector/special forces romance.

Alethea Spiridon-Hopson is looking for these stories for Indulgence:  political scandal, matchmaking, revenge. Crackling chemistry and a hero she can’t refuse.

Adrien Luc-Sanders acquires for Flirts and Ever Afters: chilling horror with a romantic twist; futuristic, hard sci-fi steampunk; mainstream stories with LGBT or POC characters that aren’t charicatures; “Twisted, gritty, entirely messed-the-hell up contemporaries that aren’t afraid to show the uglier sides of human nature, as long as they find redemption and romance.”

Ruth Homrighaus: Funny books with strong romantic tropes; cowboys!; forbidden love; a nanny and single dad story; road trips!; historicals — how about Australia, or early 20-th century U.S.? flappers or WWII anyone?

Tracy Montoya edits for Dead Sexy: stories with realistic forensic or legal detail; gritty, dark stories; intrigue and puzzles; reunion stories; multicultural stories; historical suspense.

Rochelle French is also looking for Dead Sexy stories: a small town, romantic thriller; cozy romantic mystery; quirky characters in a caper with a strong romance; winter holiday-themed romantic suspense.

For all the details, go here.

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If you have a Kindle (or a Kindle ap on your computer or phone) and you’ve been wanting to read my books, head to Amazon over the next fews days for some bargains. The Woman Who Loved Jesse James is part of Amazon’s Big Deal promotion. Through Sunday, June 24, you can snag the ebook for only $1.99 — normally $8.99. This intensely romantic story, based on the true story of the outlaw Jesse James and his wife, has been getting some really good review from both historical novel fans and romance lovers. And while you’re there, pick up your copy of West With the Wind, a historical romance set on the California trail and during the California gold rush, for FREE on Friday and Saturday only. And finally, if your taste runs more to contemporary romance, Always a Bridesmaid is still only $2.99. Hours of good reading for less than $5 for all three.

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine is a quarterly magazine that publishes short mystery stories. The stories do not have to be related to Sherlock Holmes. Editor Marvin Kaye is interested in any reader solvable mystery or crime story and the occasional ghost story. Best length is 3,000 to 7,000 words, and he pays 3 cents a word. Send your submission to marvinnkaye@yahoo.com — attach your manuscript as an .rtf, .doc, .wpd or .docx file.

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